Pike County Central Wins 2A Softball Regional

The Pike County Central Lady Hawks jumped ahead in the 3rd inning and never relinquished their lead as they defeated the Belfry Lady Pirates, 4-1, in the 2A Softball Regional Championship at Floyd Central.

Emalie Tackett started the scoring a single to right field, scoring Taylee Wood and Hannah May for a 2-0 lead. Belfry cut the lead in half when Natalie Fite doubled to center field to bring home Myra Bevins to make it a 2-1 game.

The Lady Hawks stretched their lead to 3-1 in the top of the 6th inning when Liv Sanders scored on May’s sacrifice. The final score came in the top of the 7th inning when Sanders was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Jaycie Stanley.

Tackett led the Lady Hawks at the plate, batting 3-of-3 with a double, 3 stolen bases and 2 RBI. Stanley, Kaiden Hess and Abby Hess each had hits for Pike County Central.

Chloe Hannah earned the win for the Lady Hawks, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits with 12 strikeouts.

Hannah and Tackett were named the Mingua Beef Jerky Co-Players of the Game for their efforts.

Fite led the Lady Pirates went 2-of-2 with a double and 1 RBI. Bevins, Molly Fahm and Makaylin Meade each had a hit.

Fahm got loss, allowing only 3 earned runs on 6 hits while recording 4 strikeouts.

Pike County Central is scheduled to play Logan on Friday. Belfry will play at Tolsia on Tuesday.

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